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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141003/trpa1-and-trpv1-are-required-for-lidocaine-evoked-calcium-influx-and-neuropeptide-release-but-not-cytotoxicity-in-mouse-sensory-neurons
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Mirjam Eberhardt, Thomas Stueber, Jeanne de la Roche, Christine Herzog, Andreas Leffler, Peter W Reeh, Katrin Kistner
BACKGROUND: Local anaesthetics (LA) reduce neuronal excitability by inhibiting voltage-gated Na+ channels. When applied at high concentrations in the direct vicinity of nerves, LAs can also induce relevant irritation and neurotoxicity via mechanisms involving an increase of intracellular Ca2+. In the present study we explored the role of the Ca2+-permeable ion channels TRPA1 and TRPV1 for lidocaine-induced Ca2+-influx, neuropeptide release and neurotoxicity in mouse sensory neurons. METHODS: Cultured dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons from wildtype and mutant mice lacking TRPV1, TRPA1 or both channels were explored by means of calcium imaging, whole-cell patch clamp recordings and trypan blue staining for cell death...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140941/phenotype-and-management-of-infantile-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-china
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Ziqing Ye, Ying Zhou, Ying Huang, Yuhuan Wang, Junping Lu, Zifei Tang, Shijian Miao, Kuiran Dong, Zhinong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Infantile-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises rare and clinically severe disorders. We examined the phenotypes and genetic causes of patients with infantile-onset IBD from a tertiary medical center. METHODS: We enrolled 38 patients with infantile-onset IBD and applied standardized treatment with medical, surgical, and supportive care. Targeted sequencing and whole-exome sequencing were performed. Clinical data were retrieved from medical records...
December 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138107/effect-of-low-frequency-electrical-stimulation-on-the-high-k-induced-neuronal-hyperexcitability-in-rat-hippocampal-slices
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Zahra Ghasemi, Nima Naderi, Amir Shojaei, Mohammad Reza Raoufy, Nooshin Ahmadirad, Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh
Low frequency electrical stimulation (LFS) is a potential therapeutic method for epilepsy treatment. However, the effect of different LFS characteristics including the number of pulses, intensity and the time of application on its antiepileptic action has not been completely determined. In the present study, epileptiform activity (EA) was induced in hippocampal slices by high-K(+) solution which washed out after 20 min. The changes in the electrophysiological properties of CA1 pyramidal neurons were measured during and 30 min after EA using whole cell patch clamp recording...
November 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137991/spectrally-decomposed-dark-to-light-transitions-in-a-psi-deficient-mutant-of-synechocystis-sp-pcc-6803
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Alonso M Acuña, Pascal van Alphen, Filipe Branco Dos Santos, Rienk van Grondelle, Klaas J Hellingwerf, Ivo H M van Stokkum
Cyanobacterial thylakoid membranes are known to host photosynthetic and respiratory complexes. This hampers a straight forward interpretation of the highly dynamic fluorescence originating from photosynthetic units. The present study focuses on dark-to-light transitions in whole cells of a PSI-deficient mutant of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The time-dependent cellular fluorescence spectrum has been measured, while having previously exposed the cells to different conditions that affect respiratory activity...
November 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137104/tumor-and-bone-marrow-uptakes-on-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-predict-prognosis-in-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-receiving-rituximab-containing-chemotherapy
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Chin-Chuan Chang, Shih-Feng Cho, Hung-Pin Tu, Chia-Yang Lin, Ya-Wen Chuang, Shu-Min Chang, Wen-Ling Hsu, Ying-Fong Huang
The purpose of this study was to determine the relevance of standardized uptake value (SUV) on [F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), focusing on tumor and bone marrow, to disease outcomes based on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) receiving rituximab-containing chemotherapy.We reviewed the records of patients with DLBCL who were diagnosed between September 2009 and January 2013 and underwent pretreatment whole-body FDG PET/CT scans...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131433/suppressive-effects-of-morphine-injected-into-the-ventral-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-on-the-affective-but-not-sensory-component-of-pain-in-rats
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Chikashi Maruyama, Satoshi Deyama, Yusuke Nagano, Soichiro Ide, Katsuyuki Kaneda, Mitsuhiro Yoshioka, Masabumi Minami
Pain is a complex experience with both sensory and affective components. Clinical and preclinical studies have shown that the affective component of pain can be reduced by doses of morphine lower than those necessary to reduce the sensory component. Although the neural mechanisms underlying the effects of morphine on the sensory component of pain have been investigated extensively, those influencing the affective component remain to be elucidated. The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) has been implicated in the regulation of various negative emotional states, including aversion, anxiety, and fear...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130489/angiotensin-1-7-modulates-electrophysiological-characteristics-and-calcium-homeostasis-in-pulmonary-veins-cardiomyocytes-via-mas-pi3k-enos-signaling-pathway
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Yen-Yu Lu, Wen-Shiann Wu, Yung-Kuo Lin, Chen-Chuan Cheng, Yao-Chang Chen, Shih-Ann Chen, Yi-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia, and pulmonary veins (PVs) play a critical role in triggering AF. Angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) regulates calcium (Ca(2+) ) homeostasis and also plays a critical role in cardiovascular pathophysiology. However, the role of Ang-(1-7) in PV arrhythmogenesis remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional microelectrodes, whole-cell patch-clamp, and the Fluo-3 fluorimetric ratio technique were used to record ionic currents and intracellular Ca(2+) in isolated rabbit PV preparations, and in single isolated PV cardiomyocytes, before and after administration of Ang-(1-7)...
November 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128504/biophysical-comparison-of-sodium-currents-in-native-cardiac-myocytes-and-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Robert J Goodrow, Suveer Desai, Jacqueline A Treat, Brian K Panama, Mayurika Desai, Vladislav V Nesterenko, Jonathan M Cordeiro
INTRODUCTION: Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) are used for safety pharmacology and to investigate genetic diseases affecting cardiac ion channels. It is unclear whether adult myocytes or hiPSC-CMs are the better platform for cardiac safety pharmacology. We examined the biophysical and molecular properties of INa in adult myocytes and hiPSC-CMs. METHODS: hiPSC-CMs were plated at low density. Atrial and ventricular cells were obtained from dog hearts...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126768/increased-functional-coupling-of-5-ht1a-autoreceptors-to-girk-channels-in-tph2-mice
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Boris Mlinar, Alberto Montalbano, Jonas Waider, Klaus-Peter Lesch, Renato Corradetti
Firing activity of serotonergic neurons is under regulatory control by somatodendritic 5-HT1A autoreceptors (5-HT1AARs). Enhanced 5-HT1AAR functioning may cause decreased serotonergic signaling in brain and has thereby been implicated in the etiology of mood and anxiety disorders. Tryptophan hydroxylase-2 knockout (Tph2(-/-)) mice exhibit sensitization of 5-HT1A agonist-induced inhibition of serotonergic neuron firing and thus represents a unique animal model of enhanced 5-HT1AAR functioning. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying 5-HT1AAR supersensitivity in Tph2(-/-) mice, we characterized the activation of G protein-coupled inwardly-rectifying potassium (GIRK) conductance by the 5-HT1A receptor agonist 5-carboxamidotryptamine using whole-cell recordings from serotonergic neurons in dorsal raphe nucleus...
November 7, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124054/a-method-for-the-analysis-of-ap-foot-convexity-insights-into-smooth-muscle-biophysics
#10
Shailesh Appukuttan, Mithun Padmakumar, Keith L Brain, Rohit Manchanda
Action potential (AP) profiles vary based on the cell type, with cells of the same type typically producing APs with similar shapes. But in certain syncytial tissues, such as the smooth muscle of the urinary bladder wall, even a single cell is known to exhibit APs with diverse profiles. The origin of this diversity is not currently understood, but is often attributed to factors such as syncytial interactions and the spatial distribution of parasympathetic nerve terminals. Thus, the profile of an action potential is determined by the inherent properties of the cell and influenced by its biophysical environment...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121962/direct-interaction-with-14-3-3%C3%AE-promotes-surface-expression-of-best1-channel-in-astrocyte
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Soo-Jin Oh, Junsung Woo, Young-Sun Lee, Minhee Cho, Eunju Kim, Nam-Chul Cho, Jae-Yong Park, Ae Nim Pae, C Justin Lee, Eun Mi Hwang
BACKGROUND: Bestrophin-1 (Best1) is a calcium-activated anion channel (CAAC) that is expressed broadly in mammalian tissues including the brain. We have previously reported that Best1 is expressed in hippocampal astrocytes at the distal peri-synaptic regions, called microdomains, right next to synaptic junctions, and that it disappears from the microdomains in Alzheimer's disease mouse model. Although Best1 appears to be dynamically regulated, the mechanism of its regulation and modulation is poorly understood...
November 9, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121216/fast-inhibitory-decay-facilitates-adult-like-temporal-processing-in-layer-5-of-developing-primary-auditory-cortex
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Fenghua Xie, Ling You, Dongqin Cai, Miaomiao Liu, Yin Yue, Yiwei Wang, Kexin Yuan
The protracted maturational process of temporal processing in layer 4 (L4) of primary auditory cortex (A1) has been extensively studied. Accumulating evidences show that layer 5 (L5) receives direct thalamic inputs as well. How the temporal responses in L5 may developmentally emerge remains unclear. Using in vivo loose-patch recordings in rat A1, we found that putative pyramidal (Pyr) neurons in developing L5 exhibited adult-like stimulus-following ability but less bursting shortly after hearing onset. L5 Pyr neurons in adult A1 exhibited phase-locking similar to L4 neurons, while L5 fast-spiking (FS) neurons showed greater phase-locking at 7 and 12...
October 31, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120963/high-dose-versus-low-dose-tranexamic-acid-to-reduce-transfusion-requirements-in-pediatric-scoliosis-surgery
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Daniel J Johnson, Christine C Johnson, Susan M Goobie, Nina Nami, Joshua A Wetzler, Paul D Sponseller, Steven M Frank
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to quantify blood loss and transfusion requirements for high-dose and low-dose tranexamic acid (TXA) dosing regimens in pediatric patients undergoing spinal fusion for correction of idiopathic scoliosis. Previous investigators have established the efficacy of TXA in pediatric scoliosis surgery; however, the dosing regimens vary widely and the optimal dose has not been established. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed electronic medical records for 116 patients who underwent spinal fusion surgery for idiopathic scoliosis by a single surgeon and were treated with TXA...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118020/viscerosensory-input-drives-angiotensin-ii-type-1a-receptor-expressing-neurons-in-the-solitary-tract-nucleus
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David A Carter, Haoyao Guo, Angela A Connelly, Jaspreet K Bassi, Angelina Y Fong, Andrew Mark Allen, Stuart James McDougall
Homeostatic regulation of visceral organ function requires integrated processing of neural and neurohormonal sensory signals. The nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) is the primary sensory nucleus for cranial visceral sensory afferents. Angiotensin II (Ang II) is known to modulate peripheral visceral reflexes, in part, by activating Ang II type 1A receptors (AT1AR) in the NTS. AT1AR-expressing NTS neurons occur throughout the NTS with a defined sub-nuclear distribution and most of these neurons are depolarized by Ang II...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117549/prefrontal-cortex-drives-distinct-projection-neurons-in-the-basolateral-amygdala
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Laura M McGarry, Adam G Carter
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) regulates emotional behavior via top-down control of the basolateral amygdala (BLA). However, the influence of PFC inputs on the different projection pathways within the BLA remains largely unexplored. Here, we combine whole-cell recordings and optogenetics to study these cell-type specific connections in mouse BLA. We characterize PFC inputs onto three distinct populations of BLA neurons that project to the PFC, ventral hippocampus, or nucleus accumbens. We find that PFC-evoked synaptic responses are strongest at amygdala-cortical and amygdala-hippocampal neurons and much weaker at amygdala-striatal neurons...
November 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109420/passage-dependent-accumulation-of-somatic-mutations-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-during-in-vitro-culture-revealed-by-whole-genome-sequencing
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Myungshin Kim, Je-Keun Rhee, Hayoung Choi, Ahlm Kwon, Jiyeon Kim, Gun Dong Lee, Dong Wook Jekarl, Seungok Lee, Yonggoo Kim, Tae-Min Kim
Human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have served as a major cellular resource for cell-based immunomodulatory and regenerative therapies. However, genomic instability may accumulate during ex vivo expansion of MSCs, thereby increasing the potential of malignant transformation. Here, we performed whole genome sequencing of two peripheral blood-derived MSC lines (MSC1 and MSC2) at various passages (passage 1 [P1] to P9). The majority of single-nucleotide variations (SNVs) occurred in later passages; specifically, 90% and 70% of all SNVs in MSC1 and MSC2 were observed in P9 and P7/P9, respectively...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107716/pacsin-2-is-required-for-the-maintenance-of-a-normal-cardiac-function-in-the-developing-mouse-heart
#17
Judith Semmler, Jan Kormann, Sureshkumar Perumal Srinivasan, Annette Köster, Daniel Sälzer, Michael Reppel, Jürgen Hescheler, Markus Plomann, Filomain Nguemo
The Pacsin proteins (Pacsin 1, 2 and 3) play an important role in intracellular trafficking and thereby signal transduction in many cells types. This study was designed to examine the role of Pacsin 2 in cardiac development and function. We investigated the development and electrophysiological properties of Pacsin 2 knockout (P2KO) hearts and single cardiomyocytes isolated from 11.5 and 15.5days old fetal mice. Immunofluorescence experiments confirmed the lack of Pacsin 2 protein expression in P2KO cardiac myocytes in comparison to wildtype (WT)...
October 28, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107519/direct-dopaminergic-projections-from-the-snc-modulate-visuomotor-transformation-in-the-lamprey-tectum
#18
Juan Pérez-Fernández, Andreas A Kardamakis, Daichi G Suzuki, Brita Robertson, Sten Grillner
Dopamine neurons in the SNc play a pivotal role in modulating motor behavior via striatum. Here, we show that the same dopamine neuron that targets striatum also sends a direct branch to the optic tectum (superior colliculus). Whenever SNc neurons are activated, both targets will therefore be affected. Visual stimuli (looming or bars) activate the dopamine neurons coding saliency and also elicit distinct motor responses mediated via tectum (eye, orienting or evasive), which are modulated by the dopamine input...
October 23, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105388/in-vitro-differentiation-of-neural-like-cells-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells-by-a-combination-of-dorsomorphin-xav939-and-a8301
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Zahra Valizadeh-Arshad, Ebrahim Shahbazi, Shiva Hashemizadeh, Azadeh Moradmand, Meyssam Jangkhah, Sahar Kiani
OBJECTIVES: Motor neuron differentiation from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) is a goal of regenerative medicine to provide cell therapy as treatments for diseases that damage motor neurons. Most protocols lack adequate efficiency in generating functional motor neurons. However, small molecules present a new approach to overcome this challenge. The aim of this research is to replace morphogen factors with a cocktail of efficient, affordable small molecules for effective, low cost motor neuron differentiation...
January 2018: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104047/mechanism-of-sodium-hydrosulfide-modulation-of-l-type-calcium-channels-in-rat-colonic-smooth-muscle-cells
#20
Qincai Tang, Xiaojing Quan, Lin Yan, Haixia Ren, Wei Chen, Hong Xia, Hesheng Luo
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) can exert different effects on the gastrointestinal tract by modulating ion channels. Previously, we found that H2S donor sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) regulates colonic motility through L-type calcium channels, but the molecular mechanism remains unknown. The present study was designed to investigate possible mechanisms underlying the modulation of L-type calcium channels by NaHS in rat colonic smooth muscle cells. L-type calcium currents in colonic smooth muscle cells were recorded using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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